The Suitcase Orchestra by Robert Perry

Artist: Robert Perry  Duration: 20 hours  Projected Audience:500 + 

Structure: The Sculpture will be live for the duration of 1 year.

READ THIS BEFORE Playing The Suitcase

  • Best Viewed in Chrome
  • When you click the button "Play the Suitcase" below, and a new window will pop up, You will need to click again to wake the suitcase up.
  • Then, Below the Suitcase  there is a Button to click, "Click to Play or to wait"  if nobody else is playing the suitcase, you won't have to wait.... a text box will open and you can type letters and spaces that will be translated into music by the suitcase. 
  • If the suitcase is being played by someone else the text will say how long you need to wait. 

Robert Perry

has  created an interactive musical orchestra that can be controlled and conducted over the internet. The orchestra has been be built into a suitcase and consist of various bespoke electro-mechanical instruments to suit the case’s dimensions. The instruments are be microprocessor controlled. The Suitcase Orchestra is connected to the internet over a wifi network and be conducted by users who log into a purposely constructed website application. Through simple instructions a user will be able to interact with and conduct the Suitcase Orchestra by using their keypad observing the results via the Orchestra’s builtin webcam.

The orchestra is mobile which will allow the Suitcase Orchestra to perform in any geographical location including unique places of natural beauty. During the life of the Covid 19 Pandemic the suitcase will be placed in Corranny Forest with the view to it being a mobile interactive piece in the future. It is hoped that this project will create a variety of interest amongst individuals and community groups across the internet including those with limited physical ability to engage in generic musical composition and performance.

About Sliabh Beagh

Sliabh Beagh Arts are an independent arts organisation based in the lakeland district. We are a community based group who educate, initiate and promote music, art, sculpture, dance and performance of all kinds.

Get in Touch!

Telephone: (028) 6775 1989
Corranny Studio, Corranny,
Roslea, Co Fermanagh.
Northern Ireland BT92 7BS